Category: Home & Garden

My Houzz: Serene Outdoor Sanctuary in New York (17 photos)

Tom Hannigan Jr. and Carree Syrek have been on a four-year-long journey to bring the exterior of their 1952 home in New York back to life. When the couple bought the house, the roof and siding were in bad shape, deteriorating from dry rot and leaks. Hannigan devoted free weekends to reviving the home’s...

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Top 5 Areas to Declutter Before You Move (5 photos)

Moving is stressful, expensive and time-consuming. As a professional organizer for going on six years, I have yet to meet a client who has looked at me and said, “I love this!” It is the universal misery. While I understand people not enjoying the...

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Trending Now: Pool Dreams (15 photos)

You know what’s great about a photo of a pool? Imagining spending a lazy day next to it, with a great book and a beverage. Home pools like this aren’t on everyone’s list because of their cost, space requirements and maintenance. But the thought of them is still pretty appealing. The following...

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Shop Houzz: Bestselling Area Rugs (115 photos)

You don’t need hard floors to lay down rugs; even carpeting can be layered with a rug as a launch pad for your room’s color palette. Define the boundaries of your hangout quarters while adding softness for on-the-floor playtime. These designs are popular for a reason — they’re the inspirational...

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See 10 Ways a Trellis Can Boost Your Garden (10 photos)

Before vertical gardens became popular, we used a simpler system to encourage plants to grow up the sides of buildings: the humble garden trellis. With a simple structure of wood or metal, you can cover a vertical surface with vines, make a divider between outdoor rooms, create a focal point or increase...

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Try Dimensional Tile for a Designed Look (12 photos)

Recently a client asked me to select a tile with a wow factor — something that popped. Based on her criteria, I proposed three-dimensional tile. The sculptural aspects of three-dimensional tile can transform an otherwise flat, uninspired surface into a visually appealing, light-reflecting accent wall....

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Before and After: Genius Sliding Solutions in 323 Square Feet (19 photos)

Trastevere is one of the most famous historical districts in Rome, and housing is in high demand. Many artists have lived here, including spaghetti Western director Sergio Leone. Here, a Luxembourg-based Italian family of four owns a small 323-square-foot attic that until a short time ago offered only...

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How to Wash Your House (8 photos)

If you want to give your home more curb appeal, one great way to start is by giving the exterior a thorough cleaning. An exterior that sparkles in the sun can make a world of difference. But if you're about to reach for a pressure washer, stop right there. Not all surfaces can handle the intense spray...

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Sneak Peek: 2017 San Francisco Decorator Showcase (20 photos)

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Kitchen of the Week: Green Walls Bring Bold Style (12 photos)

Old homes come with a lot of character — just not a lot of modern conveniences. The kitchen in Edward and Lauren Monovich’s 1899 home in Belmont, Massachusetts, was more chopped up than a chef’s salad. The sink and refrigerator sat in a dark room separate from the range and breakfast table, while a separate...

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